Man Convicted Of Murder Files Appeal

A man serving life in prison for the 2009 killings of his wife and their two young sons is asking for his convictions to be tossed out.

An attorney for 37-year-old Christopher Coleman argues in a petition with the Mount Vernon-based 5th District Appellate Court that jurors were wrongly allowed to see videos and photographs of Coleman and his lover.

Coleman's appeal also argues that prosecutors didn't sufficiently prove their case.

Coleman was convicted of strangling his wife and sons at the Coleman's Columbia home in 2009.

He is serving his life sentences at a prison outside of Illinois.

The state appellate prosecutor's office has until March 31 to file a response to the appeal.

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